If you live in a home, apartment, condo, or townhouse with a very small backyard or only a patio space, you may feel limited in your landscaping options. But don't think that an area that is small in size automatically means that you can't have a beautiful outdoor living space. Use the following tips to landscape a small outdoor space:
Create a Container Garden
You don't need a lot of land to have a beautiful garden! Container gardens are fantastic for small outdoor spaces--just add some colorful pottery pots designed for outdoor use, potting soil, and either seeds or plants. When you plant a garden in containers, you can have both flowers and shrubs that add visual appeal, as well as herbs and fruit and vegetable plants to enjoy. If you live in a very cold climate, container gardening also gives you the option to bring your plants in during the freezing winter months so they don't die. Contact a professional company, like Bob Williams Nursery Inc., for more information on containers for your garden.
Think About Scale When Purchasing Outdoor Furniture
If your outdoor living space is small, it probably isn't a good idea to buy a large outdoor dining table as it will take up too much space, and it will look out of scale compared to the size of your patio or yard. Consider purchasing smaller outdoor furniture for a smaller space. A tall bistro table with two matching chairs doesn't take up a lot of room, but it will still allow you to relax and enjoy dinner or a cocktail outdoors.
Put an Outdoor Fountain on Your Patio
The sound of running water is soothing to most people, and an outdoor fountain can easily become the focal point of your small yard or patio. There are many options when it comes to outdoor fountains, from small table top versions to larger fountains that will need a bit more space. Analyze the layout of your outdoor living space, and then select a fountain that fits in nicely. There is nothing like drinking your morning coffee and relaxing next to a beautiful fountain.
Consider Vertical Gardening
In addition to having a container garden on the ground, consider learning how to utilize vertical gardening in order to use all of your available space. Many plants can grow upwards on a trellis, or you may want to invest in some hanging planters so you can incorporate more greenery into your outdoor space without too much crowding.Share
15 June 2015
When my husband suggested that we begin growing some crops on the property that we inherited, I was very reluctant to agree. I knew nothing about planting anything larger than a small garden that I grow every year. That is why I began researching what type of equipment we would need, what it would take to maintain that equipment and how much time we would have to dedicate to planting on 30 acres. I created my blog to help others that are considering the same thing find the answers to the many questions that took me quite a while to dig up the answers to.